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peter.dudley
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re: Apple brings down ceiling on Ultrabooks
peter.dudley   6/20/2012 1:07:08 PM
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Many of us still prefer linux. One reason that I buy vanilla PC's is for ease of linux deployment. My understanding is that Apple still makes it a little tricky to run linux.

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rick merritt   6/17/2012 5:40:53 AM
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Yeas ago in the early iMac days, Intel actually staged a PC fashion show to try to get PC makers into industrial design. I think folks like Asus and HP do an OK job these days, but it has taken years for them to get there.

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re: Apple brings down ceiling on Ultrabooks
Phil Townsend   6/15/2012 6:14:24 PM
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The PC industry has steadfastly refused to make cool stuff. Most of the pc boxes I have had to put up with over the years sucked in form fit and function. I for one run Macs in our offices and add windows as required. Is apple the ONLY computer company that makes good looking stuff? Seems like it to me. My company can not afford computer down time and windows really dropped the ball in that department.

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chanj0   6/15/2012 8:01:38 AM
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Spending premium to buy an Apple and, spending another dollars and putting in time to bring up VM, installing Windows. I think I would just use PC. Life would be easier, wouldn't it?

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nicekato42   6/14/2012 5:19:15 PM
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There's a good article on laptopmag.com that outlines "7 Ways Ultrabooks Beat the New MacBook Air" http://blog.laptopmag.com/7-ways-ultrabooks-beat-the-new-macbook-air The Macbook Air is no longer the thinnest, lightest, or most powerful in it's class. My personal favorites (at least based on specs) are the recently launched ASUS Zenbook Primes which are roughly the same size but have 1920 x 1080 screens that are about 50% brighter than the macbook air - not to mention the discrete graphics cards. At this point, Macbook Airs do not have a substantial hardware/design advantage anymore, the main challenges that ultrabooks must overcome are: (1) Superior Marketing - Ultrabook manufacturers are competing more with each other than Apple. And let's face it, Intel's recent ultrabook campaign is absolutely terrible. (2) Cool Factor/Status Symbol of Apple products (3) Easy, Centralized buying experience - Apple Stores are much better than Windows Stores + Best Buys + Office Depot/Max (4) Mac OS - This advantage may be smaller when Windows 8 is released, too early to tell

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katgod   6/13/2012 5:35:58 PM
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I was trying to make sense of that 16 GB comment also

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rick merritt   6/13/2012 3:43:10 PM
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So there will be more opportunities for PC notebook makers to do those giant desktop replacement machines. An all-too rare high margin product for them.

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Patk0317   6/12/2012 9:51:34 PM
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I am waiting to see Win 8 before I make any major decisions on my next platform.

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old account Frank Eory   6/12/2012 8:12:11 PM
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The retinal display in a 19" size is most likely prohibitively expensive.

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garydpdx   6/12/2012 6:53:26 PM
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Daniel, 15" is the max for me because of travel. I get around that for engineering work or personal online activity with a second surface (monitor) when not on the road. The retinal display on the NextGen MBP should rock.

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